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  Orchard Barn, London Road (A224 - opposite Polhill Garden Centre), Badgers Mount, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 7AD

A spectacular loft-style kitchen in Bexleyheath

Our challenge was to create a kitchen that would hold its own in the expansive warehouse style space of this new build property.

Our clients were working on extensive refurbishments with the aim of creating space to live and entertain that was unique to them. They didn’t want a kitchen that looked ‘off the shelf’, but something different that would reflect their distinctive home.

Whilst achieving the individuality they were looking for, we also needed to ensure the kitchen was exceptionally practical and tailored to our clients’ day to day requirements.

The result is nothing short of spectacular.

Far from an empty nest…

High up on the brief for this kitchen was the perfect socialising space – equally suited to cooking and entertaining.

Whist the couple’s children are grown up, they are often home for Sunday lunch and family parties – and of course, Christmas – so social meals needed to be at the heart of the design.

A grey area

The combination of stylish greys works perfectly within the space and is anything but dull. Grey tones have been beautifully combined with natural wood, and the effect is sumptuous.

Minimalist slab doors and trims are painted in Anthracite Grey, which has a warm, teal blue tone to it.

The cabinetry comprises Egger Graphite carcasses with oak shelves and dovetailed drawers – construction details that make all the difference.

Egger ‘Vulcano’ embossed feature doors complete the palette of greys and deliver a striking overall effect. The floor to ceiling doors actually conceal multiple steel support columns for the mezzanine above.

Crofts and Assinder ‘Henley’ handles in antiqued, lacquered brass finish the cabinetry – the grey/blue tones coupled with the brass make for a very pleasing and stylish combination.

Elemental thinking

A combination of three different, but complementary natural materials create a dramatic series of interconnecting work surfaces.

Pure White Quartz with mitred ends forms the sink island, whereas at the opposite end, the painted island is finished with long stave walnut with a matt lacquer. A deep boxed Steel Grey ‘leather’ granite slab joins the two islands. Seating both sides is possible as the area is completely open underneath.

The rich tones of the walnut work surface and bespoke mango stools are a perfect partner for the pure white and deep grey – although several materials are used, the effect is seamless.

Behind closed doors…

There is much to be discovered behind the tall cabinet doors.

The storage space in this kitchen needed to work very hard in order to achieve the overall calm and uncluttered effect. Cleverly concealed is a bespoke bar with integrated fridge and glass shelving, plus a chef’s pantry – all accessed via fully retractable pocket doors.

Hidden technology

Part of the beauty of this kitchen is that our clients certainly didn’t compromise on top of the range appliances, but they are all subtly incorporated into the design.

The BORA Pure hob sits within the central, deep granite slab for sociable cooking. Two Miele single ovens and two Miele warming drawers are concealed in the tall cabinetry behind.

A Miele fridge, freezer and drinks fridge are all built into the bar unit.

The classic-styling of the Kohler cast iron sink boasts the state-of-the-art Quooker black flex tap, giving them instant boiling water, with connection to a CUBE tank.

Warehouse chic

Stunning Crittall style steel doors from FABCO and polished concrete floor by Living Concrete create the perfect balance of high-end loft design and welcoming, social space.

If you would like to explore the possibilities for your kitchen, call us on 01959 53 22 33 to book a design appointment.

Alternatively, visit our showroom to get inspired.

Chief kitchen designer (and chef in a previous life), who loves creating perfect spaces for people to make memories in.